Where I've worked and studied

PROFESSIONAL

OpenGov – Senior Product Designer

October 2017 — Current

I'm designing products that help civil servants to better serve while empowering residents to get more engaged with the day-to-day workings of their local government. I lead the design of our industry-leading budgeting, planning and financials suite for hundreds of local and state governments.

Opower – UX Designer

June 2015 - October 2017

I worked with the Opower team to design products for our clients that help utility customers understand how their energy use affects their costs. (Opower was acquired by Oracle Utilities)

  • Lead UX designer for two $80+ million projects for Exelon and PG&E, delivering new products and services to around 12 million households.
  • Spearheaded the complete redesign of several core Opower products.
  • Led design of multiple products and services that help Californians understand their energy rate plans, a vital goal of the CPUC Rate Reform.
  • Contributed to energy efficiency products that have cumulatively saved enough energy to power the country of Spain for a month.

Jawbone – UX Designer/Videographer Intern

May 2014 - September 2014

I specialized in the use of video and motion graphics to illustrate and conceptualize concepts, prototypes and flows for the Jawbone UP band, creating a innovative vision for what is now the norm in wearable tech.

Hylo – UX Design Contractor

December 2013 - December 2014

Hylo is a social network to help organize communities for social good. I led design efforts to build out Hylo's core functionality working closely with the CEO.

California College of the Arts Interaction Design Fellow

August 2013 – August 2014

Worked on a number of initiatives to better connect the colleges two campuses and generally improve the student experience.

Dubberly Design Office (DDO) — UX Design Intern

May 2013 - September 2013

Under Hugh Dubberly (previously led design and media departments at Apple and Netscape), I worked directly on a number of projects with a variety of clients including Amazon, CNN Digital, Phytel, Zite and Patagonia. My assignments included system mapping and modeling, presentation preparation, writing, UI design, spec-ing, design strategy and research. 

Freelance UX Design and Video Production

Jan 2012 - Current

Clients have included numerous startups, Passion Pit, Snibbe Interactive and the Oberlin Dance Collective (ODC).

Past Clients

  • Amazon
  • BryteBytes
  • CNN
  • ConEdison
  • Exelon
  • Hylo
  • Jawbone
  • PG&E
  • Passion Pit
  • Phytel
  • Snibbe Studio
  • TOTL
  • Visa
  • Zite

EDUCATION

California College of the Arts Interaction Design BFA w/Distinction

 2011–2015, San Francisco/Oakland

A first of it’s kind program taught by leaders from Frog Design and IDEO educating human-centered designers with a new speciality that focuses on system and behavioral design with enough visual skill to communicate and enough technical skills to demonstrate. 

General Assembly Front-End Web Development

2017